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DAY ONE





Synopsis

Inspired by a true story, DAY ONE depicts a new translator’s first day accompanying a US Army unit as it searches for a local terrorist. As she quickly discovers, her job will bring up brutal complexities as gender and religious barriers emerge with lives hanging in the balance.

Cast

Layla Alizada , Bill Zasadil , Navid Negahban , Alain Washnevsky , Alexia Pearl, Yanellie Ireland , Shari Vasseghi


Director :Henry Hughes Language :English Country :United
Producer :Michael Steiner Editor :Anisha Acharya Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :Kee Kyung Year :2014 Duration:25 Mins

ABOUT DIRECTOR



Director Name

Henry Hughes

Director Biography

Henry grew up as an army brat who spent his childhood both in the US and Europe. He studied film and literature at and received his BS in Communications from Boston University. He spent the following five years as a paratrooper in the 173rd Airborne, conducting two combat tours in Afghanistan. His unit was featured in The Outpost by Jake Tapper. Henry was featured in ABC News’ Standing Up For Heroes with Bob Woodruff where he was paired with George Lucas as a part of American Corporate Partner’s National Mentoring Program. Henry earned a MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute, where he received the Gary Winick Scholarship. His work has played at Telluride, AFI Fest, Mill Valley, Seattle, and Cannes among others. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife.